Breakthrough in Studying Brain Activity

In 1932, Dr. Herbert H. Jasper of Brown’s psychology department, was the first researcher in the nation to make electroencephalograph (EEG) recordings of the activity of the intact human brain. In 1935, he published the first paper in the United States on human EEG in Science magazine, in which he correctly predicted that the use of EEG would become an effective diagnostic tool for brain disorders like epilepsy, similar to the use of EKG for diagnosing heart disorders.